The choice to implement a tourist tax and the amount of the tax is up to the city. As a result, having to pay a tourist tax or not varies according to the destination.
In some cities, the payment of the tourist tax is only required for rentals, but in others, it is required for all visitors, including exchanges. Your host can therefore ask you to pay for the tourist tax if it is required by law in their city.
As for cleaning fees, we advise that you only pay the tourist tax when you arrive at your host’s home or after the exchange, never before.
Taking all this information into consideration, we recommend consulting the official websites of your destination ahead of time to learn about the local rules regarding the tourist tax. Do not hesitate as well to discuss it with your host, as they might have valuable information on the subject to share with you.
Do note that the amount of the tourist tax may vary depending on seasonality and/or the current economic status of the country.
If you are still unsure of what to do regarding the tourist tax for your upcoming exchange, do not hesitate to contact us.